BAJHC Community Fundraising Event: Be prepared to be inspired, laugh, shed a tear and have a fun virtual hour raising funds to benefit the Bay Area Jewish Healing Center. Join us in the coziness of your own home for An Evening of Healing, Humor and Hope.
For centuries, the Jewish people have used humor to confront adversity. Humor helps us redefine reality and helps us come closer together during challenging times.
An Evening of Healing, Humor and Hope will be an entertaining, meaningful hour-long virtual variety show.
BJ Miller, MD in Conversation with Rabbi Eric Weiss.
Dr. BJ Miller is a longtime hospice and palliative medicine physician and educator. BJ has given over 100 talks nationally, and internationally, on the topics of death, dying, palliative care and the intersection of healthcare with design. His 2015 TED Talk: “Not Whether But How” (aka “What Matters Most at the End of Life”), has been viewed over 11 million times and his work has also been the subject of multiple interviews and podcasts, including Oprah Winfrey, PBS, The New York Times, The California Sunday Magazine, GOOP, Krista Tippett, Tim Ferriss and the TED Radio Hour. His book, A Beginner’s Guide to the End, was co-authored with Shoshana Berger and published in 2019.
Rabbi Eric Weiss is the President and CEO of the Bay Area Jewish Healing Center in San Francisco.
Rabbi Weiss is a spiritual direction supervisor, and is a co-founder of “Grief & Growing: ™ A Healing Weekend for Individuals and Families” and “Kol Haneshema: A Jewish Hospice/end of life Care volunteer Program.”
Appearance by TV sensation Mayim Bialik and Dana Carvey.
Mayim Bialik is an American actress, neuroscientist, and author. From 1991 to 1995, she played the title character of the NBC sitcom Blossom. She later played neurobiologist Amy Farrah Fowler on the CBS sitcom The Big Bang Theory from 2010 to 2019.
Dana Thomas Carvey is an American stand-up comedian, actor, impressionist, screenwriter and producer. He is best known for his work as a cast member on the sketch comedy show Saturday Night Live (from 1986 to 1993), which earned him a Primetime Emmy Award from five consecutive nominations.
Honoring Former Board Members
Susan Moldaw served on the board of the Bay Area Jewish Healing Center for six years and chaired the major gifts program. Prior to that, Susan trained and worked as a chaplain at California Pacific Medical Center, where she received CPMC’s ACE award for excellence in service. A longtime congregant, she worked as Congregation Emanu-El’s first lay Jewish chaplain.
Nancy Boughey has served on the board of the Bay Area Jewish Healing Center as a member of the initial Advisory Committee and later as a Board member for nearly 20 years. Her most recent role was as Board Secretary. As part of her commitment to the Center Nancy has been a counselor and staff member of Grief and Growing, the Bay Area Jewish Healing Center’s program for people who are struggling with losses of loved ones. A member of Congregation Rodef Sholom, she has facilitated groups for individuals who are in mourning.
Lenore Bleadon served on the original board of the Bay Area Jewish Healing Center – previously known as Ruach Ami, from the early to mid 1990s. She was part of the hiring committee that culminated in the recruitment of Rabbi Eric Weiss who has brought tenure, leadership and growth to the BAJHC. Lenore came to the BAJHC through her work at Mt. Zion Hospital where she served as President of the Auxiliary Board.
Surprise Celebrity Guests
“Did you hear the one about….”
Healing, Humor and Hope
BAJHC Board of Directors, Mary G. De May, MD, Chair
Our Event Committee:
Co-chairs: Regina DeAngelis and Deborah Stadtner.
Benjamin Bloom, Laura Century, Cathy Dobbs Goldstein, Daniela Kleiman, Connie Levi, Linda Monosson, Amy Seff, Gail Stern, Michelle Tandowsky.